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    IT'S FAIR WEEK ON THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. NORMALLY, THE BRITISH COLONY RELIES ON THE?

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    IT'S FAIR WEEK ON THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. NORMALLY, THE BRITISH COLONY RELIES ON THE FAIR IN THE NEIGHBOURING SPANISH FRONTIER TOWN OF LA LINEA FOR ITS ANNUAL FUN. BUT THIS YEAR. THE GIBRALTAR GOVERNMENT, IRKED BY THE BORDER RESTRICTION, DECIDED TO HOLD ONE OF ITS OWN TO COINCIDE WITH LA LINEA'S. IT GOT UNDER WAY YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

    CIRCUS ANIMALS WERE BROUGHT OVER FROM MOROCCO IN THE DAILY TANGIER FERRY, AS IT WAS THOUGHT THAT SPAIN WOULD REFUSE TO ALLOW ONE OF ITS OWN CIRCUSES TO CROSS THE BORDER.

    CHILDREN WERE OUT IN FORCE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON WHEN THE SIDESHOWS OPENED, AND BY NIGHTFALL WE WERE MOST OF THEIR ELDERS. LIKE LA LINEA'S, THE FAIR FORMALLY BEGAN WITH A PROCESSION OF FLOATS. KING NEPTUNE WAS AMONG THE FAVOURITE DEPICTED CHARACTERS. AND "RULE BRITANNIA" WAS ANOTHER LINK WITH THE SEA.

    REPORTS FROM GIBRALTAR SAID MOST OF THE 25,000 POPULATION TURNED OUT FOR THE FAIR, AND THAT THE SPANISH FRONTIER WAS DESERTED, APART FROM TOURISTS. AS WITH LA LINEAR'S, THE FAIR WILL CONTINUE ALL WEEK.

    (SPAIN IMPOSED BORDER RESTRICTIONS NINE MONTHS AGO TO CURB SMUGGLING. STRICT CUSTOMS MEASURES HAVE BEEN ENFORCED, AND THERE HAVE BEEN DELAYS TO PEOPLE AND CARS. ECONOMIES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER HAVE BEEN AFFECTED).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7DVC1FZ3PPODDSQWXLVINFTZT
    Media URN:
    VLVA7DVC1FZ3PPODDSQWXLVINFTZT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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